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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

QlikView

542 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

QlikView

542 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes

Good for letting your investors, employees and others know at a glance how your company is doing. The interface is clean and organized well. I just wish more of the app's functionality was available for testing and implementation. "Coming soon" is not really encouraging when we already have been waiting for a year or more.
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QlikView

It is well suited for creating simple dashboards. Larger data models will require significant back-end development to make up for QlikView's lack of front end caching. QlikView is a much better alternative than creating Excel pivot tables powered by macros. Its security settings, scalability, and stability surpass anything that can be built in Excel
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
QlikView
7.3
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
QlikView
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
QlikView
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
QlikView
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
QlikView
7.2
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
QlikView
6.6
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
QlikView
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
QlikView
8.7
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
QlikView
6.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
QlikView
5.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
QlikView
6.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
QlikView
3.6
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
QlikView
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
QlikView
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
QlikView
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
QlikView
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
QlikView
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
QlikView
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
QlikView
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
QlikView
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
QlikView
6.4

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
QlikView
6.5
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
QlikView
7.5
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
QlikView
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
QlikView
7.2

Pros

  • Grouping several apps in one place for easy viewing.
  • Clean dashboard interface that looks uncluttered when viewing several apps at once.
  • Setting up the apps is a breeze when the platform supports them.
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  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
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Cons

  • Integration with apps that are listed. Some of them are not supported yet and it seems the wait is taking longer than I'd like.
  • iPhone support. It would be nice to have this in the app store. Not available as of 04/25/2018.
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  • Data must be properly structured to function within Qlikview. This applies to any in-memory tool, but it requires more effort than originally anticipated.
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Likelihood to Renew

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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Qlikview is a solid tool for any organization looking for a in-memory dashboard tool.
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Usability

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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Once the data is loaded (which can range from simple to complex depending on the data set), it is relatively easy to create new charts/dashboards
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Reliability and Availability

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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
Support was helpful in the beginning but no longer needed because I didn't use the software as much. The experience that I did have with support was very friendly but not enough to give a good review. If the support team was called for initial setup, video chat or messenger app was used.
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QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
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In-Person Training

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My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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Online Training

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QlikView8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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Implementation

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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
It has taken some time to get used to Qlikview and the backend team behind it. From understanding the new regulations on using less images and also pushing for more tools (such as full compatibility on desktop, laptop, ipad, phone). We were given training on this and have helpful tips to find analytics behind Qlikview but it is very much also a learn as you implement system.
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Breadth of Deployment

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QlikView is used by around 150 users across the university with half of them coming from the medical center. All other departments are using QlikView for one dashboard or another.
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Alternatives Considered

I actually chose QuickBooks (currently using) and Method (used for a month) before deciding that 9 Spokes is just good for looking at a few apps in one place. I'll keep checking back with them to see if they have improved. I wouldn't be surprised if 9 Spokes improves their product within the next 6-12 months.
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Our shortlist included Tableau, a newer version of Microsoft's SSRS and Qlikview.

We also knew what Micro Strategies and Business Objects had to offer from our experiences with them at other companies, and knew what we could afford. We eliminated them on price and the complexity of set-up.

We liked QlikView's in memory, associative model, and self-service capability.

With "in-memory", everything that gets consumed from a dashboard is loaded in memory so it is incredibly fast. Although Qlik touts its mobile distribution capabilities, that was not a huge differentiator for us, but is something we are now exploring. Microsoft and and BO do have in-memory capabilities now.

The associative model is patented by QlikView. Basically it starts to understand the associations in your data, e.g. if A=B and B=C, then A=C. It means you can build a Qlikview model very quickly. In traditional data warehousing, you work with users and understand their requirements, refine the data model, start to physicalize it, tune it, build ETLs. It's a 3 month at best delivery cycle. That doesn’t work here at this company. Our business users will not wait for you. Our business is dynamic, we are launching new products all the time. Instead of going through an arduous process, you just load data into QlikView and build an associative model. It link things up. If it doesn’t work, you can change things very quickly. You don’t have to write data definitional language. Where you get into trouble, is if you load very large data sets into QlikView, memory not as abundant. They are releasing a tool called data explorer which allows you to do a hybrid approach – load some in memory and some in database. If data is going into frequently used dashboards it goes into memory. If infrequent access is required and the data set is very large, it makes sense to leave it in the database.

We also have a company called DataRoket that builds connectors for us, e.g. load this relational data into QlikView. They have built adapters for QlikView-Hadoop integration
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Collaboration and Sharing

9 Spokes7.0
Based on 1 answer
Access control capabilities are OK. Ease of sharing is great because the app design is made special for that purpose. I haven't dove that far into the app enough to generate reports. Formatting is very flexible because 9 Spokes allows the user to customize how the info is displayed. Security or lack thereof is not a factor for me so I am unable to give feedback on security.
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QlikView6.3
Based on 21 answers
Qlikview is better for desktop-based analysts or managers who already have qlikview desktop installed. Because of the proprietary file type and the lack of mobile-friendly reports, it can be difficult to have reports on the fly. Having "global" reports is useful when using the server version, however for desktop-only clients, sharing and versioning can be difficult if users have to physically/email share the reports/dashboards.
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Data Integration

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave 9 Spokes a five because the range of data sources is minimal. Ease of merging data from disparate sources is pretty good for the ones they do support. I just want to have more apps available for arranging on their nice looking interface. Perhaps next year my review for 9 Spokes will be better than 5
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QlikView8.9
Based on 21 answers
Very good at connecting a wide array of source data. Anything from existing spreadsheets to a SQL server, Qlikview allows connections to all
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Return on Investment

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  • Speed to market is the really big thing. You can attach to multiple data sources quickly and build a consumable model for a dashboard. It doesn’t require IT talent to build. We have built more dashboards and added more users in the last year, then in our entire history. I was at a company of 30k+ employees before, and we didn't have near this level of BI adoption.
  • As a result, we are seeing benefits across business function. For example, within sales, our pipeline has much more visibility. It allows for much faster decisions on things like quotas. One of our biggest power users is in sales ops. She feels her dashboards load 10x faster than our previous tool and she can make changes on the fly.
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Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
9 Spokes Editions & Modules
9 Spokes
Additional Pricing Details
9 Spokes is free to use - that’s joining, using the smart dashboard and connecting your apps to it. You'll only pay for any new apps you decide to purchase, but you can trial most of the app recommendations for free! If you want to purchase an app, we'll direct you to the app's website so you can sign up with them. If you sign up to a plan, you'll pay the apps directly and then you can connect the app to your dashboard.

QlikView

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
QlikView Editions & Modules
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.